July 22, 2013

Fun Weekend in the Sun!

Saturday morning we picked up our nieces and headed down to Illinois to my aunt and uncle's!  They have an awesome in-ground pool and a TON of fun floaties and toys!

We got there at 11:00 and the girls wanted to get right in the pool!  We swam until about 1:00 and then got out for a lunch break and right back in the pool.

I took the day off from taking pictures,  but my aunt got some for us!  All four kids loved the water.  Kase sat and floated around and loved every second of it.  Kyla liked the water too, but I think she loved their dog the most!  And Emma and Gianna are both little fish!

She takes after her Mama with her love of watermelon!
We're getting him ready for football season.  "What do the Packers do?  TOUCHDOWN!"
We left for home around 4:00 and we had a van full of sleepy kids!

Saturday night the girls played in the sand box.

Kase watched :)

After we gave all four kids baths, got them in their PJ's, put a movie in, popped some popcorn, brushed teeth, we were ALL ready for bed.  Tyler and I were in bed by 9:20!

Tyler took Emma and Gianna to see Despicable Me 2 Sunday morning.  They were SO excited!  I'm sure "Uncle" spoiled them with some treats too at 10:00 in the morning (after buying them donuts for breakfast).  That is what aunts and uncles are for, right? :)

We love our nieces so much so it's always nice to have them over.  Kyla just adores them!  It was a fun weekend, but two extra kids make for one tired Mama/Auntie!

July 15, 2013

4th of July at the farm

We had a great 4th of July!  So great that I totally forgot to blog about it and share all my pictures!  We went out to the farm and spent the afternoon and evening with family, enjoying all the things that you should enjoy on the 4th!  We grilled out, played bean bags, the girls swam in the little pool, we had a fire, ate smores and lit some fireworks!

Since our kids usually go to bed at 8:00, I didn't know if we'd make it for the fireworks.  But they did awesome!  Luckily Kyla got a good nap in before we went.  We ended up getting home around 10:30, but they were both so great all night!

And now, in typical Mrs. Mommy fashion, a picture overload...

Shirt from Carter's, skirt from Gymboree (didn't plan on them going together, but I didn't think the white shirt that matched the skirt was very practical for the farm).

Love to watch these two interact.
She gets jealous when I take Kase's picture now.  She says "MY TURN".

His shirt is Gymboree :)

My nieces Emma and Gianna

She learned how to throw rocks in the creek and then didn't want to do anything else the rest of the night!

Three cute red heads taking a stroll.

Emma had to bring her back since she wouldn't come willingly.


My cousin Eileen with Kase

Little softball player with her batting gloves

Of course Teddy had to come too!

Up close and personal

Family is the best!

And the family farm is one of my favorite places to be!  It is so beautiful and peaceful!

Kase hanging out with Grandma

Sparklers in a solo cup = genius

My mom always buys fireworks every year.  This year was the best show yet!  You have a lot to live up to next year, Mom!

Overall, it was an awesome day!  I'm going to try really hard to post again this week.  Thanks for sticking with me while I figure out how to do this Work/Thirty-One Director/Mom/Wife/Blogger role!  Speaking of Thirty-One, we are having an outlet sale this week, where things will be selling up to 70% off.  Join my Facebook group HERE for more details on how to shop!